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Old 07-17-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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78 Camaro Shifter Too Far Away

I just bought a 1978 Camaro with an Inline 6 and a 4 speed and the only mechanical problem the car has is the shifter is way too close to the dash.
So does anyone have any ideas on how to move it back to its original spot?
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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I dont know, But the guys over at www.Nastyz28.com might know.
By the way welcome to the site & to have someone else close by lol.
you could get a longer shifter?
I know you cant really see the shifter here, but its a long one.

Son is currently out taking a better pic of the shifter
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll ask over there as well, I was gonna get a longer stick as well but I'd like to have room down there for gauges like you do.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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here is a front on shot of the shifter, Thanks to my son.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #5
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oh shoot somone in our camaro club may know as well. you can ask the president to ask someone.

www.pnwcc.com we are a local club as well, our meetings are up in Tukwila
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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first off.... I want to see more pics of your car. (cus I have a 78 as well)

secondly, swap out for a longer shifter. check www.nastyz28.com and see if you can find a longer shifter for it. swaping it over isnt difficult, there's usually only 2 bolts holding it to the rest of the linkage box. I've got a 3 spd in mine, with the longer shifter like in post 4.
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first off.... I want to see more pics of your car. (cus I have a 78 as well)

secondly, swap out for a longer shifter. check www.nastyz28.com and see if you can find a longer shifter for it. swaping it over isnt difficult, there's usually only 2 bolts holding it to the rest of the linkage box. I've got a 3 spd in mine, with the longer shifter like in post 4.
Smacks didnt I already suggest Nasty lol.
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Not the best looking car at the moment, my father and I are going restore the car here's some pictures. Also was looking at this stick from summit a litte pricey but maybe I can find it on craigslist or ebay.

http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/u...t=DSC06872.jpg

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #9
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Smacks didnt I already suggest Nasty lol.

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Not the best looking car at the moment, my father and I are going restore the car here's some pictures. Also was looking at this stick from summit a litte pricey but maybe I can find it on craigslist or ebay.
just a tad pricey. check around on ebay and see if you can find something a little cheaper
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to bad you are not going with us to reno its 10% off during that week via summit.
Check craigslist locally & check out PNWCC someone in the club may have one, we are always looking to help out local guys in need of stuff.
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Think I'm gonna go with this stick here, Thanks for the help guys.
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Think I'm gonna go with this stick here, Thanks for the help guys.
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